Francisco “Django” Bustamante emerged victorious over Charlie “Hillbilly” Bryant in the first challenge match at the Galveston World Classic. The challenge match pitted the two hard-breaking champions against each other in race to 15, 10-ball format and was streamed live at the Galveston World Classic web site.

The Men’s Amateur 8-Ball tournament kicked off today as play continued in the Women’s 9-Ball Open, the Men’s Amateur 9-Ball, and the One Pocket Open.

Several matches caught the eye of the viewing public but none gathered the crowds like Efren Reyes versus Jose Parica. The match, though short-lived and exciting, was the highlight of the afternoon. Reyes prevailed by a score of 3-0.

Bustamante defeated Bryant in the first challenge match at the Galveston World Classic.

Bustamante defeated Bryant in the first challenge match at the Galveston World Classic.

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The match ups for Sunday start at 1 PM CST for the live stream. The featured match is Efren Reyes versus Earl Strickland which kicks off at 8 PM CST.